[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:17:11 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 67 - TRIAL BY JURY

NRS 67.010 Summoning of jury.

NRS 67.020 Call and number of jurors.

NRS 67.030 Challenges: Kinds and number.

NRS 67.040 Challenges for cause tried by court.

NRS 67.050 Exemption from service.

NRS 67.060 Adoption of rules and procedures by Supreme Court to limit length of trials.

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NRS 67.010  Summoning of jury.

1.  The jury must be summoned upon an order of the justice from, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the qualified electors, whether or not registered as voters, of the city, precinct or township, and not from the bystanders.

2.  In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, the justice may summon to the court, from the qualified electors of the county, whether or not registered as voters, and not from the bystanders, the number of qualified jurors which the justice determines is necessary for the formation of a jury.

[Part 1911 CPA 826; RL 5768; NCL 9315](NRS A 2001, 754; 2011, 1141)

NRS 67.020  Call and number of jurors.

1.  At the time appointed for the trial, the justice shall proceed to call from the jurors summoned the names of the persons to constitute the jury for the trial of the issue. If a sufficient number of competent and indifferent jurors do not attend, the justice shall direct that additional jurors sufficient to complete the jury be summoned.

2.  Pursuant to the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure adopted by the Supreme Court, the jury may consist of any number not more than six nor less than four.

[Part 1911 CPA 826; RL 5768; NCL 9315](NRS A 1971, 345; 2001, 754; 2005, 394)

NRS 67.030  Challenges: Kinds and number.  The challenges are either peremptory or for cause. Each party is entitled to two peremptory challenges. Either party may challenge for cause on any grounds set forth in NRS 16.050.

[Part 1911 CPA 826; RL 5768; NCL 9315](NRS A 2005, 395)

NRS 67.040  Challenges for cause tried by court.  Challenges for cause must be tried by the justice.

[Part 1911 CPA 826; RL 5768; NCL 9315]

NRS 67.050  Exemption from service.  In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, a person who lives 65 miles or more from the justice court is exempt from serving as a trial juror. Whenever it appears to the satisfaction of the justice court, by affidavit or otherwise, that a juror lives 65 miles or more from the justice court, the justice court shall order the juror excused from all service as a trial juror, if the juror so desires.

(Added to NRS by 2001, 754; A 2011, 1141)

NRS 67.060  Adoption of rules and procedures by Supreme Court to limit length of trials.

1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the Supreme Court shall adopt rules and procedures for conducting trials by jury in civil actions in the justice courts that are designed to limit the length of trials.

2.  The rules and procedures adopted pursuant to this section may provide for:

(a) Restrictions on the amount of discovery requested by each party;

(b) The use of a jury composed of not more than six persons and not less than four persons; and

(c) A specified limit on the amount of time each party may use to present his or her case.

3.  This section does not apply to:

(a) An action for the possession of lands and tenements where the relation of landlord and tenant exists, when damages claimed do not exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed.

(b) An action when the possession of lands and tenements has been unlawfully or fraudulently obtained or withheld, when damages claimed do not exceed $10,000 or when no damages are claimed.

(c) An action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against domestic violence.

(d) An action for the issuance of a temporary or extended order for protection against harassment in the workplace pursuant to NRS 33.200 to 33.360, inclusive.

(e) A small claims action brought under the provisions of chapter 73 of NRS.

(f) An action pursuant to NRS 200.591 for the issuance of a protective order against a person alleged to be committing the crime of stalking, aggravated stalking or harassment.

(g) An action pursuant to NRS 200.378 for the issuance of a protective order against a person alleged to have committed sexual assault.

(Added to NRS by 2005, 394; A 2009, 233)